Transactions of the Medical Society of the State of Pennsylvania at its annual session Volume 35

9781130370751: Transactions of the Medical Society of the State of Pennsylvania at its annual session Volume 35

This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1884 Excerpt: ...the teeth. The following prescription was prepared for a lady:--H.--Argenti oxitli, gr. xlviij. Morphinae muriatis, gr. j. Extracti gentians, q. a. Ft. pilul. xxiv. and silver them. The lady put the box of pills in her bosom, where many of her sex often place valuables for safe keeping, but in three-quarters of an hour afterwards an explosion occurred, severely injuring the woman, and setting fire to her dress. Should not something be done, Mr. President, to prevent such injuries to the person and clothing of one who applies to a physician for help in sickness? A physician in Iowa prescribed the following mixture for a sore throat:--n..--Tinet. ferri chloridi, 3U-Potassii chlonitis, Jj. Glycerini puri, Jiij. As the whole of the mixture was not used, the lady of the house, desiring to keep it for a similar emergency, started one day, some length of time after its use, to carry it to a store-room, the entrance to which was out of doors. When outside, thinking of other articles, she put it down on the veranda in the sunshine, and returned for the other articles. When coming back she heard an explosion, and upon reaching the veranda she found it on fire. It burned so rapidly that, before it was subdued, it had done considerable damage. She said the explosion was quite violent, and there was considerahle damage to property. Can we suppose that an intelligent community will tolerate such accidents so damaging from want of knowledge of chemistry? And will the physician not be considered as dangerous as an incendiary? The doctor, after much inquiry, never reached any satisfactory result as to the cause of the explosion. In the preparation of the tincture of chloride of iron, it will be remembered that hydrochloric acid is used to make the chloride of iron, to which...

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